Happy Salmon Interactive Card Game

By North Star Games

$15.95 More on the way


In this cards-meets-gestures game, players high five, fist bump, and do the happy salmon handshake on their way to victory. The high energy, fast-paced play is easy to understand and lets kids and grown-ups alike get their sillies out on game night. Try playing silently to amp up the hand-flapping, rambunctious antics.

  • Materials: Neoprene, paper cards
  • Includes 72 cards (12 cards each in 6 different colors), fish pouch, and instructions
  • Fast-paced, active card game
  • Quick to learn how to play
  • Game play only takes few minutes
  • Designed for 3 to 6 players, ages 6+
  • Neoprene card case makes it easy to travel with
  • Made in China
  • Dimensions: 5.5" x 8.375" x 1.75"
  • Weight: 0.36 lb.

9 Reviews (4.9 out of 5 Grommets)

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Fun game


The granddaughters live these games.


Great Family game


This game, Happy Salmon, was for my niece/hubby & their 4 boys. With the age range for them, this was a perfect Christmas gift!


Salmon Run


Grands LOVE this game. Easy to play for six on up.




My grand daughterms Ashlynn 4 and her mom and dad and me had such fun playing this game
I gave it to Ashlynn for Christmas!


Great family game!


We had a ton of fun with Happy Salmon. From my 6 year old granddaughter to adult friends and relatives, everyone had a blast with this game. It's noisy and fast, better with more people playing (up to 6). Highly recommended!More > < Less

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As much fun as a room full of flapping salmons.

About North Star Games

Family Fun

If you want to dominate this fast-paced, so-silly-it’s-fun gestures game, it’s time to start practicing your happy salmon handshake.

For the uninitiated, the happy salmon is a type of greeting where you slap your pal’s forearm like, well, a salmon tail. Friends and game designers Ken Gruhl and Quentin Weir used to do it as kids, and it inspired them to create this high-energy card game.

It’s easy to play, loud, and a little bit goofy—so really, everything you could want from a family game night. Each player shouts out the action on their card and tries to make a match with another player. When there’s a match, players do the action together—like a happy salmon, a high five, or a switcheroo. Everyone moves through their decks until the first to finish wins. You can even play silently, with just gestures, to make it a little trickier.

When you’re done, the game stores away in—you guessed it—a happy salmon bag. We dare you not to have fun with this hands-on game.